U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command

Student Opportunities

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

The Strategic Planning Office also serves as a facilitator for the Command on utilization of the Department of Energy, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) partnership to support science education and research. ORISE facilitates collaboration between academia and DOE to advance scientific research and education, coordination, and execution of cooperative research jointly funded by DOE and universities or industry allowing university faculty, students, and industrial researchers to conduct research at and with the unique scientific facilities of DOE or others.

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College Qualified Leaders (CQL)

The College Qualified Leaders (CQL) program matches practicing DoD scientists with talented college and graduate students creating a direct mentor-student relationship, providing participants with training that is unparalleled at most colleges. CQL students receive firsthand research experience and exposure to DoD laboratories. CQL fosters desire in its participants to pursue further training and careers in STEM. Selected participants receive a stipend based on education and experience and may participate year-round.

  • CQL internship is primarily designed for greater than 6 month work-study internships.
  • CQL internships are available year round and for the summer only.
  • NOTE: 8-12 week summer internships are seldom awarded (except for near-peer mentorships, see GEMS program)
  • Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year.There is no deadline for applying.

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Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP)

A primary objective of the URAP program is to provide a mechanism to expose new students to research opportunities in the sponsored laboratory. Thus persons with recent prior affiliation with a specific laboratory may not be eligible to receive an apprenticeship through this program. Prior affiliation includes direct employment, past compensated research (e.g. REU, other funded research, or research for course credit).

Please note: URAP is for commuting students only. It is NOT an in-residence program. No housing allowance or meal plan is provided. Please be sure to apply for only university laboratories that you are able to commute to daily.

Students receive an educational stipend equivalent to $10 per hour, and are allowed to work up to 300 hours total. The students contribute to the Army’s research in the laboratory while learning research methods, using advanced research equipment and becoming a part of an active research group. This authentic experience provides exposure to science and engineering research careers.

At the end of the program students will prepare abstracts documenting the research they performed during the apprenticeship. Guidelines and deadlines will be provided to students participating in the program.

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Last Modified Date: 17-Oct-2016